Daily Archives: February 13, 2009
I was keen to get this quilt finished before I lost interest, so I took a few shortcuts.
The first one being that I quilted it with a large stipple. I’d sketched out lots of ideas which would have involved very tight, intricate quilting with some sort of negative space left in the white squares. I would have been still quilting well into next week (if not abandoned), so I decided to go with the no fuss, all over stipple. I found it suprisingly theraputic.
The second shortcut was to not make bias binding strips. Marking bias binding is not my favorite activity… I’ve been known to leave a quilt unbound for years to avoid this task. So today I cut the binding on grain. And now the quilt is finished 🙂
We’re off to Darwin again tommorow. We have lots of things to buy. Things like a lawn mower and a freezer and a billion other expensive dodads.